Play of the Day

Jungle Run

07/16/18

Jungle Run

1. Kids follow cues to change movements:  Jump over logs  Duck under branches  High knees through quick sand  Run from tiger  Tip toe past snake  Talk to and imitate monkeys 2. Continue for 5 minutes. 3. Jungle Run can be played as a relay too.Read More

Welcome Hands

07/13/18

Welcome Hands

Format: Running Materials: If a small group, have each kid get inside one hula hoop that is lying on the ground - If a bigger group just mark off the area with marker or piece of tape on ground Set Up: Open space marked off by cones Object: Getting to know the other BOKS kids. [...]Read More

Push-Up, Crunch, Squat Ladder

07/12/18

Push-Up, Crunch, Squat Ladder

1. Perform 5 push-ups, 5 crunches, 5 squats 2. Perform 4 push-ups, 4 crunches, 4 squats 3. Perform 3 push-ups, 3 crunches, 3 squats 4. Perform 2 push-ups, 2 crunches, 2 squats 5. Perform 1 push-up, 1 crunch, 1 squat 6. Rest for 30 seconds 7. RepeatRead More

Castle Ball

07/11/18

Castle Ball

Format: Running and rolling balls Materials: Hula Hoops or cones and balls Set up: Put the kids in teams of 6 - 8 and give each team 3 hula hoops and/or 3 cones, cups etc. Object: Protect your castle and knock down others Details: Each team uses 3 hula hoops and/or 3 cones to make [...]Read More

Burpee Tabata

07/10/18

Burpee Tabata

Lead trainer will cue kids to rest and resume. Cue kids to assume their position and countdown to start movement. Do as many burpees in 20 seconds as possible, then rest for 10 seconds. Repeat for a total between 4 and 8 times.Read More

Drills

07/09/18

Drills

  Complete each activity for 30 seconds: Jog Butt Kickers High Knees Solider Walks Ladder RepeatRead More

BOKS Corners

07/06/18

BOKS Corners

Format: One large game inside the gym or on field Materials: Music Set Up: Use boundaries to create an appropriate size play area as needed Objective: Get moving! Details: Divide the class into 4 equal teams and allocate a corner of the play area to each. Have each team start in their corner. When the [...]Read More

Plank, Crunch

07/05/18

Plank, Crunch

Alternate between a plank and crunches: Hold plank for 15 seconds, 5 crunches Hold plank for 15 seconds, 4 crunches Hold plank for 15 seconds, 3 crunches Hold plank for 15 seconds, 2 crunches Hold plank for 15 seconds, 1 crunch Rest for 30 seconds Repeat 5xRead More

Capture the Flag

07/04/18

Capture the Flag

Set up: Set up a jail zones on each side of the play area. Create the center boundary line that divides the two teams/sides. Put equal amount of bean bags (“flags”) on the far end of each team’s space. Put one team in pinnies. Object: To be the first team to capture the “flags” and get [...]Read More

Squat Jump Tabata

07/03/18

Squat Jump Tabata

1. Lead trainer will cue kids to rest and resume. 2. Cue kids to assume position and countdown to start movement. 3. Do as many squat jumps in 20 seconds as possible, then rest for 10 seconds. 4. Repeat for a total between 4 and 8 times.Read More

Sports Galore

07/02/18

Sports Galore

Call out the following sports skills for kids to mimic for at least 10- 15 seconds each: Shooting a basketball Running through tires Swimming underwater Shooting a hockey puck Throwing a football Serving a tennis ball Batting a baseball Downhill skiing Shooting an arrow Dribbling a soccer ball Spiking a volleyball Swinging a golf club [...]Read More

Give Me 10!

06/28/18

Give Me 10!

Do each activity 10x Jump Rope (pretending you have a jump rope in your hand) Elbow to knee (opposite elbow to opposite knee) Mummy kicks (arms out straight crossing over each time, legs kick out straight) Side lunges – touch your feet (5X each side) Star Jacks (squat, jump up high and spread arms and legs [...]Read More

BOKS Ball Catch

06/27/18

BOKS Ball Catch

Format: Divide kids by color groups Materials: 2 cones per team, balls Set Up: Place cones at starting line and the end of the gym. Objective: Race to finish! Details: Kids form a straight line, a foot or two apart from each other. First kid in line throws ball to next kid in line. After [...]Read More

Wall Sits

06/26/18

Wall Sits

Do two rounds of the following: Have everyone stand with their backs flat against a wall and slide into a seated position so their knees are at a 90 degree angle. Have palms face up resting on their knees. Have everyone hold this for 1 minute, challenge kids with math facts or spelling for extra [...]Read More

Bunny, Frog, Duck, Horse

06/25/18

Bunny, Frog, Duck, Horse

Have the kids spread out across the floor. The trainer will start by saying 1 of the 4 animals above. The kids must move like the animal does (i.e., Bunny – hop, Frog – squat jump, Duck – duck walk, Horse– gallop). You don’t stop the command until another is requested. The leader keeps changing [...]Read More

BOKS Body Hop

06/22/18

BOKS Body Hop

Format: Partner activity, have each kid pick their own Set up: Partner A sits on the ground with arms out to the side and legs stretched on the ground out straight in front of them. Partner B is standing up. Object: To jump over your partner’s arms and legs 3 times and then switch places. [...]Read More

Deck of Cards

06/21/18

Deck of Cards

Materials: deck of cards, face cards removed (No deck of cards? Use papers with numbers 1-10 written on them!) Assign a movement to each of the 4 suits, such as: Jumping jacks (Diamonds) Squats (Hearts) Lunges (Clubs) Butt kickers (Spades) Pick a card from the deck and then have the kids perform the number and [...]Read More

BOKS Circle Relay

06/20/18

BOKS Circle Relay

Format: Running Relay Materials: 2-4 play yard balls Set Up: Divide the class into groups of 10-15 Object: Work as a team and get the ball around the circle before the other team. Details: Have each group of 10-15 form a big circle Pick a kid in each circle to be the starter and hand [...]Read More

Squats

06/19/18

Squats

Lead trainer will cue kids to rest and resume. Cue kids to assume position and countdown to start movement. Do as many sit-ups in 20 seconds as possible, then rest for 10 seconds. Repeat for a total between 4 and 8 times.Read More

Shadow

06/18/18

Shadow

Have each kid pick a partner: First partner can start doing one of the following movements, while second partner shadows (follows behind) doing the same movement: Skipping Jumping Side shuffle Butt kickers  First partner can change movements at any time The partners alternate positions when they bump into each other. Trainer can also yell out [...]Read More

BOKS Leg Challenge

06/15/18

BOKS Leg Challenge

Format: Group warm up Materials: Music if available Set Up: Have the kids spread out around your play space indoors or outdoors. Object: Warm up your lower body Details: Have the trainer stand on something so all of the kids can see what he or she is doing in the front of the room. Instruct kids [...]Read More

Chair Aerobics

06/14/18

Chair Aerobics

In their chairs have the kids march their feet for 20 steps. Have the kids put each foot out to the side one at a time for 20 times. Have the kids sit holding onto the seat of the chair and pull their knees towards their chest. Hold at the top for 5 seconds, and [...]Read More

BOKS Body Hop

06/13/18

BOKS Body Hop

BOKS Body Hop Format: Partner activity, have each kid pick their own Set up: Partner A sits on the ground with arms out to the side and legs stretched on the ground out straight in front of them. Partner B is standing up. Object: To jump over your partner’s arms and legs 3 times and [...]Read More

Sit-ups

06/12/18

Sit-ups

*Kids to spread out on tumbling mats, if available Lead trainer will cue kids to rest and resume. Cue kids to assume position and countdown to start movement. Do as many sit-ups in 20 seconds as possible, then rest for 10 seconds. Repeat for a total between 4 and 8 times.Read More

BOKS Says

06/11/18

BOKS Says

Lead Trainer is “BOKS” He/She calls out exercise movements, quickly to keep kids moving. If he/she does not say “BOKS says” before the movement, kids should not move. This game can be used to fill up some down time too.  Read More

BOKS Discovery

06/08/18

BOKS Discovery

Format: Running Materials: 15-20 bean bags or other small items, 15+ cones Set Up: Indoor or outdoor space is ok. Spread Cones out around play space and hide bean bags or other small objects under cones. Object: Get Moving! Details: Create teams of 5-7 kids. Put the teams around the room and give them a [...]Read More

Fast & Low

06/07/18

Fast & Low

Complete the following: 30 count jumping jacks 30 count plank hold 30 count fast jump rope 30 count low squat 30 count fast running with high knees 30 count plank hold 30 count wide fast feet (like you are running through tires) 30 count low squat Rest for 60 seconds Repeat 2-3xRead More

BOKS Bridge

06/06/18

BOKS Bridge

Format: Partner activity, have each kid pick their own Set up: Partner A gets into a plank position. Partner B is standing up. Object: To jump and crawl. Practice different levels of movement. Details: Partner A gets into a little ball on the ground and Partner B is standing up. Partner B hops over Partner [...]Read More

Running

06/05/18

Running

Lead trainer will cue kids to rest and resume. Cue kids to assume their position and countdown to start movement. Kids will run as fast as possible in 20 seconds, and then rest for 10 seconds Repeat for a total between 4 and 8 times.Read More

Traffic

06/04/18

Traffic

Kids follow cues to change movements Red Light = stop moving Green Light = run Yellow Light =side shuffle Speed Bump = bunny hops Carpool = get a partner and run together holding hands Deer Crossing = gallop  Read More

Fruit Basket

06/01/18

Fruit Basket

Call out 2 fruits and the team will run to switch places in the gym or the field. Continue this for a few rounds. Continue calling fruits, but now instead of running kids need to skip or hop or gallop or walk on tip toes etc. Finish the game by calling fruit salad - all [...]Read More

Marching Mania

05/31/18

Marching Mania

While staying seated in your chair, perform each for 30 seconds: • Marching (soft feet) • High Knees (lifting your knee one at a time as high as possible) • Fast feet (as fast as you can running in place) • Inside-outside (touching the arch of your foot with opposite hand, alternating feet - as [...]Read More

Deck of Cards

05/30/18

Deck of Cards

1. Each suit is an exercise, for example, hearts are jumping jacks, diamonds are burpees, spades are push-ups and clubs are air squats. 2. Lead Trainer flips a card and kids need to do the number of repetitions shown on the card of the designated exercise (i.e. 2 of diamonds = 2 burpees). 3. Keep [...]Read More

Sit-ups/Push-ups

05/29/18

Sit-ups/Push-ups

*Spread out on tumbling mats, if available along sides of gym or outside Lead trainer will cue kids to rest and change positions. Cue kids to assume their position and countdown to start movement. Do as many sit-ups in 20 seconds as possible, then rest for 10 seconds. Do as many push-ups in 20 seconds [...]Read More

Deck of Cards

05/28/18

Deck of Cards

1. Each suit is an exercise, for example, hearts are jumping jacks, diamonds are burpees, spades are push-ups and clubs are air squats. 2. Lead Trainer flips a card and kids need to do the number of repetitions shown on the card of the designated exercise (i.e. 2 of diamonds = 2 burpees). 3. Keep [...]Read More

Everybody Tag

05/25/18

Everybody Tag

1. Put each team in opposite end zones. 2. Choose one team to be taggers that tries to tag every member of the other team. Give the taggers pinnies to wear. 3. Time them to see how long it took to tag everybody. Timing ends when the last person is tagged. 4. Now the other [...]Read More

Move Through the Forest

05/24/18

Move Through the Forest

Pretend to move throughout the forest for 45-60 seconds per animal: 1. Like a big bear (bear crawls on hands and feet, lifting knees to elbow to walk) 2. Like a frog (squat low and spring up high - frog jumps!) 3. Like a deer (arms straight out jumping with high knees to chest) 4. [...]Read More

BOKS Says

05/21/18

BOKS Says

1. Lead Trainer is “BOKS” and stands at the front of the room. 2. He/She calls out exercise movements, quickly to keep kids moving. If he/she does not say “BOKS says” before the movement, kids should not move. 3. This game can be used to fill up some down time too.Read More

Dribble Tag

05/18/18

Dribble Tag

1. Choose several participants to be the dribblers of the basketball. The other players scatter themselves within the boundaries. 2. Blow a whistle to signal to begin. 3. The kids with the balls dribble anywhere within the boundaries, while attempting to tag another player. The dribblers must be in control of the ball when the [...]Read More

Rock, Paper, Scissors

05/17/18

Rock, Paper, Scissors

Each child finds a partner. Teach the children the following motions. Rock = squat down Paper = star jump, landing with legs and arms wide Scissors = cross arms and legs Instruct children to play 3 rounds with a partner, then switch and find a new partner. Play as many rounds as you have time [...]Read More

Crab Walk Soccer

05/16/18

Crab Walk Soccer

1. Divide class in half to make 2 teams. 2. Kids line up with teams on opposite sides of the gym, divide balls equally between teams,set up two cones far apart as the goals. 3. Each team tries to get all the balls out of their side of the gym and into the goal at [...]Read More

Down Down Down

05/11/18

Down Down Down

1. Have players find a partner or small team of 3, scatter, and stand across from one another or in a small circle. 2. On the signal “GO” or when the music starts, kids begin tossing the ball back and forth until someone drops it. 3. When the ball is dropped, the kid who threw [...]Read More

Corner Soccer

05/09/18

Corner Soccer

1. Divide into 2 teams of 4 and place 2 cones at each corner on a diagonal 2. Score goals on all 4 corners as in regular soccer. 3. Can use 1 or 2 balls for the game. 4. No more than 1 person in each goal. 5. Variations: Add different size ballsRead More

Clothes Pin Tag

04/25/18

Clothes Pin Tag

Set Up: Give each kid 5 clothes pins to stick on the back of their shirts Materials: 6 plastic grocery bags, 4 cones Object: Try to capture the clothes pins from someone else’s back without losing yours Details: Every person runs around the set play space with 5 clothes pins on their back. Kids try [...]Read More